Event Calendar

LTC Event Schedule

The Learning Technology Center offers a variety of online courses, focusing on educational technology trends and best practices in a format that fits educators’ busy schedules. From self-paced to guided learning, educators learn practical skills to begin implementing in their classrooms immediately.

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Intro to AI in Education

Mon. January 8, 2024 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am | Free
Payson High School 420 W. Brainard St., Payson, IL, United States

Join us as we cut through the AI buzz and examine the implications of artificial intelligence in an educational setting. In particular, we’ll focus on how recently released and forthcoming AI tools could impact how students learn and create going forward, as well as how educators can stay ahead of the curve with ready-to-use AI resources.

Lisa Schwartz
Lisa Schwartz
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | West Central Region, Learning Technology Center

How to Best Use Different Artificial Intelligence Tools in Education

Mon. January 8, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Don't know if AI tools have a place in your classroom? Join us to delve further into education-focused AI tools that can help your streamline your lesson planning and curricular content creation while making assessment more personalized for your students.

Lisa Schwartz
Lisa Schwartz
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | West Central Region, Learning Technology Center

E-Rate 470 Virtual Workshop

Tue. January 9, 2024 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am | Free
Online IL, United States

Learn and complete the first phase of your E-Rate application with an E-Rate expert on hand - all from the convenience of your office or living room!

Mindy Fiscus
Mindy Fiscus
Director of Government Affairs, Learning Technology Center

CS & STEM Networking Meeting

Tue. January 9, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

It's a hot topic, so let's talk about it! What do you know about AI? What do you WANT to know about AI? How do you use it, and how do you teach students to utilize AI both productively and ethically?

Join us this month for a timely conversation centered on artificial intelligence emerging role in education, as well as about how AI may change the way we teach computer science topics.

Sarah Phelps
Sarah Phelps
Program Manager, Computer Science and STEM, Learning Technology Center

Cybersecurity for Educators: Tips & Strategies

Tue. January 9, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

In today's tech-powered schools, educators play a pivotal role in cybersecurity and fostering a secure online learning environment. Tune in to grow more cyber aware, with strategies for identifying cyber threats and promoting responsible online behavior.

Eric Muckensturm
Eric Muckensturm
Cybersecurity Specialist, Learning Technology Center

Be Connected: 2024 IT Projects and Plans

Wed. January 10, 2024 | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm |
Online IL, United States

Happy 2024! Let's kick off the new year by discussing what's ahead for your IT department on this week's Be Connected.

Whether you have a full 2024 roadmap in hand or are still working on deciding which upgrades and projects you'll prioritize this year, join us to discuss what your IT team wants to accomplish over the next 12 months. We'll also offer month-by-month suggestions your IT team can use to ensure this year's projects stay on track and aligned with emerging K-12 environment needs.

Eric Muckensturm
Eric Muckensturm
Cybersecurity Specialist, Learning Technology Center
Duane Shaffer
Duane Shaffer
Network and Information Technology Specialist, Learning Technology Center

ROE 9 Tech Networking Meeting

Fri. January 12, 2024 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am |
Champaign Unit 4 - Administrative Center 502 W Windsor Rd, Champaign, IL, United States

Whether you're new to edtech or a seasoned expert, you have a voice at this table. Join us each month and walk away better prepared to support technology in your district.

Holly Kelly
Holly Kelly
Human-Centered Technology Specialist, Learning Technology Center

ROE 53 Tech Leadership Meeting

Fri. January 12, 2024 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am | Free
Five Points Washington 360 N. Wilmor Rd., Washington

Join us for an open discussion on current educational technology topics and trends.

Lisa Schwartz
Lisa Schwartz
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | West Central Region, Learning Technology Center
Kelli Ballard
Kelli Ballard
Professional Development Coordinator, ROE 53: Mason/Tazewell/Woodford

Harnessing AI Tools for Dynamic Classroom Content Creation

Wed. January 17, 2024 | 9:00 am - 3:30 pm | Free
ROE 40 Carlinville Office 225 E Nicholas St, Carlinville, IL, United States

As technology continues to evolve, educators must adapt and integrate cutting-edge tools to engage the modern learner effectively. Unlock the potential of artificial intelligence to revolutionize your teaching approach and captivate your students!

Joe Cipfl
Joe Cipfl
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Southern Region, Learning Technology Center

Declutter My Digital Life

Wed. January 17, 2024 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | $15
Online IL, United States

There’s a better way to work! This workshop for Google Workspace users will help you develop a workflow to improve efficiency, cut down on the clutter, and help you get stuff done.

Eric Santos
Eric Santos
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Chicagoland, Learning Technology Center

ROE 21 Educational Technology Roundtable

Thu. January 18, 2024 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am | Free
ROE 21 Training Center 502 West Jackson Street, Marion

Join us for an open discussion on current educational technology topics and trends. This networking meeting is open to all educational technology positions including technology directors, instructional technology coaches, teachers, and any other positions interested in discussing the current state of technology in our schools. While a short presentation may lead off our time together, the majority of the meeting will be open for participants to share their experiences and challenges with the group.

Joe Cipfl
Joe Cipfl
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Southern Region, Learning Technology Center

IL Ed Tech Coaches January 2024

Thu. January 18, 2024 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Join instructional technology coaches from across Illinois during our monthly virtual meetings to connect with other coaches, brainstorm, and share resources.

Nicole Zumpano
Nicole Zumpano
Director of Instructional Technology Coaching, Learning Technology Center